Azooka Labs Private Limited Team


Azooka Labs Private Limited


Azooka is a specialty fluorescent dye company, manufacturing for genomics research and molecular diagnostics. Their first product to market, Tinto Rang, is a safe DNA stain that replaces Ethidium Bromide and SYBR dyes at a much more affordable cost, making this sort of disease diagnostics more accessible for all. It’s also safe for researchers who use nucleic acid dyes on a daily basis in labs, which is a potential mutagen and carcinogen.

Product summary

Tinto Rang provides nucleic acid-based stains for diagnostic testing (NAT), with the focus here being both efficiency and safety. Since traditional diagnostic stains are somewhat toxic, Tinto Rang has been developed from a food additive that has been consumed widely in southern India for several decades, to make it non-mutagenic.


  • Non-mutagenic and non-carcinogenic essential diagnostic stain.
  • Affordable NAT for use in everything from DNA forensics and diagnostic kits to crop breeding.

Support and recognition

  • Received funding support through the Elevate 100 grant from the Government of Karnataka
  • Received funding support through the Biotechnology Innovation Grant from BIRAC- DBT


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